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Reference The Selected Node

In the Chrome dev tools, if you've selected (highlighted) a node in the DOM, you can reference that node from the console with $0. This is handy if you are debugging or exploring certain parts of a page and need to run commands against that node. For instance, if you were to select the <html> node in the DOM, you could then programmatically check the lang attribute from the console like so:

> $0.lang
// "en-US"

If there is jQuery on the page and you've selected the node that contains all of the page's content, you can do something like the following:

> $($0).html('<h1>Hello, World!</h1>')
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